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Iraq to export Kirkuk oil to Iran before end-January: Iraqi oil minister

Reuters News - January 7, 2018 - 4:32am
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will start exporting oil from the northern Kirkuk fields to Iran before the end of January, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi told reporters on Sunday in Baghdad.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says unrest fomented by foreign enemies defeated

Reuters News - January 7, 2018 - 3:35am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the country's people and security forces had defeated unrest fomented by foreign enemies -- including the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia -- and opposition groups, according to a statement on its Sepahnews website.
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Sydney swelters in hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C

BBC News - January 7, 2018 - 3:24am
Temperatures around the Australian city reach 47.3C (117F), prompting severe fire warnings.
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Ashes: England facing 4-0 defeat against Australia

BBC News - January 7, 2018 - 2:45am
England face another defeat in the final Ashes Test after Australia once again dominate on the fourth day in Sydney.
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Tanker and ship collision near Shanghai leaves 32 missing

BBC News - January 7, 2018 - 1:30am
The 32-strong crew of the tanker are missing and a rescue effort is under way off China's east coast.
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Death by selfie

BBC News - January 6, 2018 - 7:53pm
Officials are worried about the 'increasing trend' of people approaching wild elephants for selfies.
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Williams paints benign picture of Fed rate hikes, strong U.S. economy

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 5:05pm
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates three times this year given the already strong economy will get a boost from tax cuts, and can tighten more or less aggressively if needed, a key U.S. rate-setter said on Saturday.
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Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump 'blunder' at U.N.

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 4:31pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of government supporters staged rallies in Iran for a fourth day on Saturday in a backlash against widespread anti-government protests that the clerical establishment has blamed on the country's enemies.
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SEC probing Kushner Cos use of wealthy investor visas: WSJ

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 4:22pm
(Reuters) - The real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its use of a federal program that grants visas to wealthy foreigners investing in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
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Arab League to lobby U.N. to recognize Palestinian state

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 3:43pm
AMMAN (Reuters) - Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.
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John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.
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Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 2:45pm
CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would "absolutely" be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks between North Korea and South Korea.
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Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela's Maduro forces price cuts

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 1:59pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Mobs gathered outside some Caracas supermarkets on Saturday after the government ordered shops to slash prices, creating chaos as desperate Venezuelans leapt at the chance to buy cheaper food as the country's worsening economy causes severe shortages.
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Brutal cold snap stuns U.S. East Coast after blizzard

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 1:49pm
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blanket of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas this week.
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Trump, meeting with Republican leaders, says welfare reform may have to wait

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders said after talks on Saturday that they would make an election-year push this year for an immigration overhaul and infrastructure spending but that welfare reform may have to wait for later.
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U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 1:15pm
(Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.
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Former Toyota chief Tatsuro Toyoda dies at 88

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 12:22pm
(Reuters) - Former Toyota Motor Corp President Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese automaker become a global industrial power in the early 1990s, has died at the age of 88, the company said on Saturday.
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Venezuela supermarkets besieged after government forces price cuts

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Mobs of Venezuelans gathered outside some Caracas supermarkets on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro's government forced shops to slash prices, the latest unrest in the country's food shortage crisis.
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Palestinians attack car of Greek Patriarch in protest against land deals

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 9:45am
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian Christians on Saturday pummeled the car of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to the occupied West Bank in protest against the church's decision to sell land to Jewish groups.
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Trump rejects author's accusations, calls self 'stable genius'

Reuters News - January 6, 2018 - 8:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is "a very stable genius."
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